Lilium speciosum var. uchida

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The flowers of speciosum var. uchida are pale pink, suffused carmine pink at the base. S

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Description

The flowers of lilium speciosum uchida are pale pink, suffused carmine pink at the base. Specie lilies are best left undisturbed for a number of years whilst they establish. After planting remember to protect the young growth of lilium speciosum uchida from slug and pest damage. Specie lilies do take a while to establish in any garden but will produce flowers as they settle in.

Cultivation Instructions

Plant indoors: Lilies are very hardy and can withstand the cold so can be planted direct into soils outside in gardens and borders.

Plant Outside: Lilies are a very versatile garden plant and they are ideal when grown in borders or containers around the house and garden. Once planted lilies are best left undisturbed for a number of years. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and plant bulbs 10-15cms deep and 10cms apart. In heavy soils, add humus matter and dig in well. Lilies prefer to be grown in well drained soils in the cooler or shadier parts of the garden. Lilies do like to get some sun during the day so very shaded areas are not recommended.

Care Tips:

Protect the young shoots from slugs and snails and remember to feed the bulbs with bone-meal or something similar during the flowering period.

In heavy soils add a handful of grit to the hole before planting the lily.

Work well when grown with shrubs, tall iris and AmarineĀ 

Lilies will benefit from using bulb starter or root grow when planting.

Growing Information

Flowering height: 44-48″ (110-120cms)

Flowering Period: July-August

Soil type: Humus rich slightly peaty soils. Free draining soils that do not get waterlogged.

Aspect: Semi shade to full sun. Happy in the colder parts of the garden.

Fragrant: Yes

Bulb spacing: Garden 10cms. Containers so as bulbs do not touch each other

Planting depth: Garden 10-15cms, Containers minimum 10cms

Our Tip: Pests. If Lily beetle is a problem, spray with an appropriate insecticide. Alternatively the orange adults can be picked off and then check the underneath of the leaves for larvae.

 

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